VIDEO PODCAST: Women Composers - Our special hour-long illustrated feature on women composers includes contributions from Diana Ambache, Gail Wein, Hilary Tann, Natalie Artemas-Polak and Victoria Bond.
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The Bohemian composer and violinist, Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz was born on 18 June 1717 and baptised the following day at Nemecký Brod. He played in court orchestras in Europe and generally influenced standards of performance. As a composer, Stamitz was prolific: his fifty symphonies bear testimony to innovative structural development. He died in Mannheim on 27 March 1757, aged thirty-nine, and was buried three days later.
CD Spotlight. Assuredly Managed - Baroque premieres, heard by Howard Smith. '... Udagawa reveals its melodic character to the full.'
Ensemble. A Memorable Night - The Israel Camerata Orchestra Jerusalem, heard by Giuseppe Pennisi
CD Spotlight. Subtle and Organic - Music by John Luther Adams, recommended by Malcolm Tattersall. '... vast silent landscapes ...'